Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Gloucestershire > Cheltenham
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank - 26 32
Contract jobs citing QA 0 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham - 2.00% 3.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 8.33% 34.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Cheltenham median daily rate - £326 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -17.14% -12.50%
Gloucestershire median daily rate £306 £313 £350
% change year-on-year -2.00% -10.71% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheltenham median hourly rate - - -
Gloucestershire median hourly rate - - -

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Cheltenham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 25 36 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 15.06% 24.00% 8.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 9
Cheltenham median daily rate £438 £425 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -1.16% -4.44%
10th Percentile £404 £225 £225
90th Percentile £455 £531 £688
Gloucestershire median daily rate £420 £381 £450
% change year-on-year +10.16% -15.28% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 7
Cheltenham median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -2.30%
10th Percentile £40.00 £42.50 £29.15
90th Percentile £53.50 £60.00 £48.75
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -2.30%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Cheltenham

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Cheltenham.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Cheltenham

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA in Cheltenham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Cheltenham